Last night, an e-mail in my inbox asked me to donate $14 to the Obama campaign. I did, but since I was in a cranky mood, I silently promised myself that at the next opportunity, I would get fourteen dollars worth of rant in exchange for my contribution.
I believe that this election has been an almost textbook example of the shortcomings of the liberal brand. The other "chapters" of the textbook are the things that are going on in our society that have not been addressed in the election. However, they too are on voters' minds as they head to the polls.
I believe that the liberal brand has almost completely abandoned the traditional values that most voters still hold in their innermost being. It has squandered the brand in the culture of the passing, the fashionable and the incidental. Its mind has become the mindless frittering of Twitter and its face, the faceless Facebook.
As the electoral map is drawn and redrawn and Wisconsin acquires a never-before-seen importance, the current Democratic leadership is content to run the state like a second-rate backwater. It runs and reruns lifetime career politicians without productive-sector experience. It jets in national candidates here to campaign in expensive business clothing no one in this state ever wears--not least because there's precious little business.
Where are the left-leaning politicians who honor the culture of hard work and self-sufficiency that is still, thank God, so strongly rooted in this state? Where are the Democrat politicians who advocate paying one's way through life--and where this is impossible, making it possible? Where is the liberal who can roll up his sleeves and "git 'r done" alongside our state's men?